A skateboard design will send four students to New York

“In 2006, a judge ruled that Big Tobacco had been engaged in a 50-year-long scheme to deceive the public about the dangers of smoking.”

A group of Sandy High School art students have won $10,000 for their artistic response to that fact. by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A skateboard deck design submitted to the Truth organization went up against 41 schools and won $10,000.

After entering the Vans Custom Culture shoe design competition, Sandy High and the 49 other semi-finalist schools were challenged by Vans’ partner Truth to create a skateboard deck design.

Of the 50 schools, 42 submitted designs.

“Sandy High crushed it,” said a press release from Truth.

The team not only won $10,000 to be used in their art program, but also a trip for four to New York.

“I’m so proud how hard the students worked on the skate deck. They went above and beyond normal classwork to complete the project. One student was up until 2 a.m. working on the board. I have very dedicated students that are committed to success,” said Dan Shanklin, art teacher at Sandy High. “I’m also very proud of the creative way the students portrayed their reaction.”by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dylan Kenney, Pamela Frasier and Mikayla Lindsey work on the skateboard design for the Truth Competition.

Students who participated in creating the skateboard design were senior Sierra Martz, junior Mikayla Lindsey, and sophomores Ashley Brown, Dylan Kenny, Pam Frasier, Hanna Benson, Haley Kern and Karlie Edwards.

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